I am so excited to introduce a new print I've been working on. I have loved Karen Maezen Miller's work since becoming a mother and have held many of her words close to my heart as I've navigated motherhood (and personhood, for that matter). When she put out a call for an artist to create a print of her 10 Tips for a Mindful Home, I was quick to raise my hand. I am honored I was chosen and hope I did her words justice.
As I worked on the illustration, standing at my desk (a.k.a. the kids' art chest in the kitchen, which happens to be the perfect height!) with Greta sleeping in the sling, I listened to the audiobook of Momma Zen. It felt like a gift to myself to let Maezen's voice comfort me during this exhausting and beautiful time of life caring for young children. I think this print will always symbolize this time for me. If you purchase the print, I hope it can come to mean something to you, as well.
Hang the print in your kitchen or living room. Hang it in your bedroom to see upon waking. Hang it anywhere you need a gentle reminder. Keeping a mindful home is simple (but not easy).
You can see Maezen's own blog post about the print here. (And I have to say, seeing my work on her blog is so amazing! Wow!)
Thank you again to Maezen. It was an honor!
A bit more about Karen Maezen Miller: Maezen is a Zen Buddhist priest and author. Her latest book is Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden. She also wrote Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life and Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood. Visit her online at www.karenmaezenmiller.com .